Morning Meditation – True Power

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage…” (Philippians 2:5-6, NIV)

Wow!  This statement hit me like a ton of bricks… Jesus “did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage.” In other words, Jesus could have used His high position of authority to His own benefit. Being God in the flesh meant that He could accomplish whatever He wished.  Instead, he laid it all down in order that ALL could find life. Any benefit to Himself was never part of the equation—only that you and I would find life and be with Him for all eternity.

Apostle Paul calls us to have this same mind. Again, I have to say, “Wow, this sounds impossible!” To be like Jesus; to let go of all our ambition so that others could have the advantage; that seems completely counter to everything I’ve learned in life!

But consider this…true transforming power grows when we no longer possess it for ourselves. When we no longer are part of the equation, God has all the room He needs to do what only He can do. His love, then, is no longer bound to my limited love. That’s when the impossible becomes possible!

As difficult as this spiritual principle sounds, allow the Holy Spirit room to bring real transforming power.  Begin to give room to this kind of love. Practice at it. Let love grow big in your heart. Remember, this is an upside-down kingdom. Make it your ambition to be the least, and then you will actually give way to your highest potential.

2 thoughts on “Morning Meditation – True Power

  1. joyfullyhis1

    Every since , years ago, I read the scripture to prefer one another, I have looked past my own self. I can’t even help it , it’s just this thing the Lord has dropped into my spirit when I got ahold of that scripture . Through the calling of the Lord, I’m am an RN, a trained and skilled care giver. My talents are not my own, but have been given to me for a purpose. That purpose today falls to my 91 year old mother, who , 3 weeks ago, fell and broke her hip. Constantly. I have been by her bedside to infuse into her hope for recovery. I have had minimal help or support from any family member. But love is like that!, Its what really makes us great as He is great, not when we preach well, or sing well, but when those talents are used and others are lifted up because of them!

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